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A Reconstruction of the Attack on Kent Heitholt

(Ninth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene. The reconstruction in this article seeks to provide a sequence of the attack and strangulation that accounts for the found evidence on the pavement, vehicle, and victim. The reconstruction would likely be modified and enhanced with an opportunity to review …

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What Assault Weapon Did the Killer Use To Murder Kent Heitholt?

(Eighth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder in 2001 with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other crime scene evidence that has been made available over the Internet. This article looks at deductions that can be made from the evidence as to what the assault weapon was. The analysis is limited as most of the images of victim’s injuries have …

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Interpreting Injuries Suffered by the Victim, Kent Heitholt

(Seventh of ten articles on the physical evidence in the Kent Heitholt murder on November 1, 2001. The autopsy report and photos have not reviewed to date. This article relies upon interpreting the descriptions of Pathologist Edward Adelstein and Pathologist Larry Blum in addition to interpreting the injuries to the victim’s hands observed in some available photos of the hands.) …

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Interpreting Markings on the Driver Side of the Heitholt Nissan Maxima

(Sixth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder in 2001 with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene that has been made available over the Internet.) The Heitholt Nissan Maxima was an early 1990s vintage four door sedan with black body paint. Markings on black painted vehicles are often exceptionally difficult to see well enough to …

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Interpreting Markings and Items on the Pavement Near and About the Heitholt Maxima

(Fifth of ten articles about the Kent Heitholt murder in 2001 with a primary focus on interpreting the physical and other evidence at the crime scene that has been made available over the Internet.) In any effort to reconstruct a crime scene, one needs to try and ascertain how the area likely was before anything happened as well as what events occurred and …

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